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  • Coastal Shower Doors announced its launch into the European market with the hiring of European Operations Manager Steve Middleton.Based in England, Middleton will be responsible for developing a distribution network within the European Union by appointing importers and distributors in various countries. The initial focus for the 42-year-old bath and shower door company will be targeting key...
  • Five defendants have pled guilty in Federal District court, to charges of conspiracy to smuggle aluminum extrusions into the United States, with the intent to avoid paying antidumping and countervailing duties, according to a release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Samuel García-Adarme, Edrick García-Vázquez, Armando García-Vázquez, Carlos Minguela and PRP Trading Corporation, plead...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, dropping to 115.8 (2000=100) for the month, down 0.7 percent from August’s reading of 116.6, according to an Oct. 7 release from McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. After rising 13 percent during the first half of 2014, the Momentum Index declined in each of last three months, retreating a combined 7 percent. Despite these...
  • A new glass floor opened Oct. 6 at the Eiffel Tower as part of the 125th anniversary of the iconic structure. The glass floor is part of a $38 million renovation of the first level of the tower and gives visitors views to the ground, 200 feet below.Views photos at Boston.com. 
  • In a recent letter to customers, officials from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope announced a price increase on its aluminum and aluminum accessory products. An increase of 6 percent went into effect on all orders received, and shipments made, after Sept. 16, according to the letter, dated Sept. 2. Company officials attribute the price increase to rising raw material, energy and labor costs.“...
  • Seaglaze employee Chris Stone loads glass for cutting table at the company's new plant. From left to right, Seaglaze employees George Linder, RobSalde and Alastair Glayton inspect a high-resolutionSpiderman print produced by the company's new ceramic digital glass printer.  Officials from United Kingdom-based glassmaker Seaglaze say a $1.6 million investment into a new glass toughening...
  • Glaston Corp. announced the members of its shareholders’ Nomination Board. The Nomination Board consists of the company’s four largest shareholders and of the Chairman of the Glaston Board of Directors, who serves as an advisory member of the Nomination Board, according to a company release.Based on ownership registered as of Sept. 1, the following have been selected as members of Glaston’s...
  • Midwest Wholesale Hardware unveiled its new branding, including a new logo. The branding change is part of MWH’s continuous focus on providing improved services and communications with their customers.The new logo pays respect to the previous monogrammed style logo through the new icon, an updated, modern monogram display of the company’s initials. In the top lighter blue portion of the icon...
  • Officials from Glaston North America announced the addition of Joe Santelli as sales agent to the U.S. sales team.“Joe brings over 16 years of heat treatment sales experience to Glaston. He has valuable knowledge from sales to operations, and we are very pleased to have him and are confident he will contribute significantly to our business,” said Scott Steffy, vice president of Glaston North...
  • Officials from MiTek Industries announced that after 35 years of distinguished leadership of Benson Industries, Lou Niles will retire as CEO on Jan. 2, 2015.  Long-time Benson veteran Joseph Aholt, currently chief operating officer, will be promoted to CEO. MiTek acquired Benson in July 2013. Under Niles’ leadership, Benson grew from a small regional glass company with 12 employees in...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....